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Beautiful Red-eyed Tree Frogs

The Red-eyed Tree Frog (Agalychnis callidryas) is one of the most spectacular amphibians we see for sale in our hobby. I don’t think I’ll ever tire of these amazing animals so I wanted to make sure you all get to see how special they are. The inexperienced may overlook what they perceive as a ‘green […]

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Want to know which UVB bulbs our reptiles use?

We often get asked which bulbs we would recommend. Without fail we give the same reply. There is a really good reason for that, but it’s occurred to me that i’ve never explained why. So in an effort to help you make an informed decision when replacing your UVB bulb, i’m going to explain how […]

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Charitable Snakes Help Good Cause

Irrational fears are something that affect us all. As an arachnophobe I know this to be true (although there is only 1 small wall separating my desk from over 100 tarantulas!). Another common animal phobia is ophidiophobia, fear of snakes. It’s actually quite common although this phobia is on the decline as people become more […]

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The Perfect Weptile for Wossy?

I’m often suggesting to people what I think the perfect reptile for them to own would be. To recommend a new scaly friend to someone you must first know a little bit about them. Which animal would best suit their personality and lifestyle? With celebrity lifestyles being such a part of the public domain these […]

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Rare Woma Pythons are here!

Captive breeding programs are very important in maintaining the existence of many reptiles. With the destruction of natural habitats, over hunting and the introduction of alien species many animals find it nearly impossible to survive in the wild. This is the case for the Woma Python that has now become critically endangered in many parts […]

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Live baby snakes born – see the Rainbow Boa pictures!!

It’s always nice to find a fresh batch of eggs laid by our reptiles. But, it’s even nicer to find live babies either running or slithering around the vivarium! Colombian Rainbow Boas are oviviparous which means the eggs develop internally and live babies are born. We knew by her behaviour that our female Colombian Rainbow […]

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Where have the common corn snakes gone?

Corn snakes are possibly one of the most commonly kept pets in the UK today. They are easy to care for, easy to handle, great with kids and come in almost any colour or pattern you can imagine. As I think back to the earlier days of keeping these pets I’m amazed as to how […]

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Amazing Baby Scorpion Pictures

We’ve always got baby animals at Northampton Reptile Centre and I know you like looking at the pictures of them! Whilst feeding the spiders and scorpions the other day it was a lovely surprise to find some babies on the back of our female Long Claw Scorpion. Scorpions start as excellent mothers to their young. […]

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